David Roberts

David Roberts

Energy, politics, and more

David Roberts is a staff writer for Grist. You can subscribe to his RSS feed or follow him on Twitter or email him at droberts at grist dot org, if you're into that sort of thing.

Politics

Americans like stuff that sounds good, polls find

The public prefers things like clean air and clean energy, but that doesn't mean progressives will win on those issues.

Climate & Energy

How much is climate change going to cost us?

The models we use to estimate the cost of climate impacts may be substantially underestimating them. New research shows how.

Politics

Hillary is hiring John Podesta, and that’s good for climate hawks

As a top adviser in the White House, Podesta has pushed Obama to do much more on climate change. And now he'll have Clinton's ear.

Climate & Energy

The greenest governor in the country tells Grist about his big climate plan

Why did Washington state choose a cap-and-trade program? And does it have a chance of passing? Gov. Jay Inslee weighs in.

Politics

Tired of worrying about climate change? Vote Pitbull for president!

Hope on climate change has come from a direction you never expected.

Politics

Inslee on Seattle tunnel: “No one is more frustrated by this project than I am”

The governor insists that the tunnel still needs to be built, and that the contractor will pay to fix Bertha. "We’re like the guy who’s having his house remodeled and the contractor hasn’t done any work in the past year because his buzz saw isn’t working."

Climate & Energy

Here’s why the Keystone fight isn’t pointless

The battle is about power -- and the climate movement now has more of it than ever.

Politics

U.S. taxpayers could have had a $600 million stake in Tesla

And other misadventures from the growing profusion of federal loan programs.

Business & Technology

Personal rapid transit: The future of public transportation, maybe

A new personal rapid transport system called skyTran could revolutionize urban transportation. Or not.

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